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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 64 pages of information about Baltimore Catechism No. 2 (of 4).

2.  Hark! the loud celestial hymn,
  Angel choirs above are raising! 
Cherubim and Seraphim,
  In unceasing chorus praising.
|| Fill the heavens with sweet accord;
  Holy!  Holy!  Holy Lord. ||

Hail, Heavenly Queen!

1.  Hail, heavenly Queen!  Hail, foamy ocean star! 
O be our guide, diffuse thy beams afar;
Hail, Mother of God! above all virgins blest,
Hail, happy gate of heav’n’s eternal rest.

Chorus.—­Hail foamy ocean star!  Hail, heav’nly Queen!
|| O be our guide to endless joys unseen. ||

2.  “Hail, full of grace,” with Gabriel we repeat;
Thee, Queen of heav’n, from him we learn to greet;
Then give us peace which heav’n alone can give,
And dead thro’ Eve, thro’ Mary let us live.

Mother Dear, Oh, Pray for Me

1.  Mother dear, oh, pray for me,
  Whilst far from heav’n and thee
I wander in a fragile bark,
  O’er life’s tempestuous sea;
O Virgin Mother, from thy throne,
  So bright in bliss above,
Protect thy child and cheer my path,
  With thy sweet smile of love.

Chorus.—­Mother dear, remember me,
  And never cease thy care,
Till in heaven eternally
  Thy love and bliss I share.

2.  Mother dear, oh, pray for me,
  Should pleasure’s siren lay
E’er tempt thy child to wander far
  From virtue’s path away;
When thorns beset life’s devious way,
  And darkling waters flow,
Then, Mary, aid thy weeping child,
  Thyself a mother show.

Ora Pro Me

1.  Ave Maria! bright and pure,
  Hear, O hear me when I pray,
Pains and pleasures try the pilgrim
  On his long and dreary way. 
Fears and perils are around me,
Ave Maria! bright and pure,
  Ore pro me, ora pro me.

2.  Ave Maria!  Queen of Heaven,
  Teach, O teach me to obey,
Lead me on, tho’ fierce temptations
  Stand and meet me in the way. 
When I fail and faint, my Mother,
Ave Maria! bright and pure,
  Ora pro me, ora pro me.

I’ll Sing a Hymn to Mary (REV.  FR. WYSE)

I’ll sing a hymn to Mary,
  The Mother of my God,
The Virgin of all Virgins,
  Of David’s royal blood. 
Oh, teach me, holy Mary
  A loving song to frame,
When wicked men blaspheme thee
  To love and bless thy name.

When troubles dark afflict me
  In sorrow and in care,
Thy light doth ever guide me
  O beauteous Morning Star. 
Lo, I’ll be ever ready
  Thy goodly help to claim,
When wicked men blaspheme thee
  I’ll love and bless thy name.

Daily, Daily Sing to Mary

1.  Daily, daily sing to Mary
  Sing, my soul, her praises due;
All her feasts, her actions worship,
  With the heart’s devotion true. 
Lost in wond’ring contemplation,
  Be her majesty confess’d;
Call her Mother, call her Virgin,
  Happy Mother, Virgin blest.

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